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2019-05-04
 

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service urges public to be 'water aware'

BETWEEN 29 April and 5 May 2019, the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS,) along with partner organisations ran a series of events across the Liverpool City Region as part of:- 'Safety Week' focused on...

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Amazing art exhibition

Poster for - Trinity Arts annual art exhibition looks set to be better than ever and will be a calm oasis during the Southport Festival on 11 May to 12 May 2019

AN art event is to be held at Holy Trinity Church Parish Centre, on Hoghton Steet, Southport, display work by new artists display, along with regulars, as well as seeing craft work for sale over 11 May to 12 May 2019.  On Saturday, 11 May 2019, the event will also play host to a performance by Southport...

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Huge careers showcase for Liverpool's School pupils

The Great Hall at St George’s Hall, where the event will take place.

HUNDREDS of Liverpool School children are to get a taste of the world of work at a giant careers showcase at St George's Hall, in Liverpool. Changing Horizons on Wednesday 1 May, organised by volunteers from Civil...

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Justin Fletcher performs at the 2019 Southport Flower Show

CHILDREN'S TV star Justin Fletcher is bringing his brand new stage show to Southport Flower Show; and you can take the kids to see him for free. The entertainer, known to millions of youngsters for his shows:- 'Something Special, Gigglebiz' and...

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Local Solicitors support Hospice Will Month

7 Solicitors from across Merseyside will be showing their support for St. Joseph's Hospice throughout May. Breens, Jackson Lee, Kirwans, Maxwell Hodge, McClure's, Mooney Everett and Whitfields Solicitors are all giving up their time freely during May and redirecting 100%...

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The rise of the junk food vegan

WHEN people think about a vegan diet they often conjure up images of wholesome plant-based foods like fruit, vegetables, beans, seeds, and grains. However, as the lifestyle choice gains popularity, supermarkets are reacting by stocking fridges...

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Writing up the North

Liverpool Central Library: Acclaimed authors are heading to the City for ‘Meet the Author’ talks

AS part of the Read Regional campaign; which encourages people to enjoy the works of authors based in the North; 4 writers will take part in FREE readings and question-and answer sessions at Liverpool Central Library and Allerton Library.  The 'Meet the Author' sessions at Liverpool Central...

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Salons support Neonatal mental health week

ORMSKIRK hospital Neonatal Unit took part in the 1st national Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week. The event ran from 15 April to 21 April, and aimed to raise awareness, share best practice and inspire change. Karen Wareing, Neonatal...

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Knowsley Safari looks for 500 people to take part in Tiger Parade

KNOWSLEY Safari is looking for 500 people from across Southport to get dressed up as tigers to take part in its 1st ever Tiger Parade, on Saturday, 25 May 2019. Taking place on the 2nd Bank Holiday weekend in May, the Tiger Parade is completely free...

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Local Council Election Results for Liverpool City Region

WE attended Southport this year, on 2 May 2019, to see the votes being counted. In Sefton it was mostly a Labour win, but nationally both Labour and Conservatives have taken quite a pounding at the polling booths. We were quite shocked to see...

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Marching towards Armed Forces Week 2019

The band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines assemble at the Pier Head on Armed Forces Day 2017.

THE countdown to Armed Forces Week 2019 has begun - and this year in Liverpool it's set to be bigger and better than ever... This Sunday, 5 May 2019, marks 50 days until celebrations start, on Monday, 24 June 2019, leading up to Armed Forces Day, on Saturday, 29 June...

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Hospice hosts special visit from Liverpool's King of Swing

PATIENTS, volunteers and staff at St. Joseph's Hospice received a very special visitor this week from Liverpool's very own King of Swing, Asa Murphy. Asa, who also hosts a show on BBC Radio Merseyside, visited the Hospice along with his colleague, entertainer and compere Ronnie Orr. The pair toured the Hospice with...

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Stadler starts training people to service and maintain the new fleet of trains for the Liverpool City Region

AHEAD of the introduction of the new trains, training for Stadler employees who will look after them recently began in Switzerland. Spanning three months, the development programme also involves stints in:- East...

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Liverpool and Everton go head to head at the Betfred British Masters Pro-Am

THE Merseyside red and blue rivalry will be rekindled when Liverpool and Everton footballers take to Hillside Golf Club for the Celebrity Pro-Am on the eve of the Betfred British Masters. The Premier League clubs, who are separated by 1 mile across Stanley Park, have...

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Professionals' bike ride will raise money for Liverpool children's Hospice

4 Southport based business professionals will cycle across the country next week in a bid to raise money for Liverpool's Claire House Children's Hospice. The coast to coast ride, covering 174 miles between Ravenglass...

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Lancashire Care shortlisted for prestigious international award

THE Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award that recognizes innovation and excellence success stories, both regionally and globally. The Trust has been shortlisted at the...

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Stop smoking support during Ramadan

PEOPLE are being encouraged to get in touch for help and support to stop smoking during Ramadan and to quit for good once the fasting period is over. Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic lunar calendar and is a period of prayer, fasting, charitable giving and self accountability. To coincide with this, Quit Squad, your local stop smoking service, is campaigning to raise awareness of the health benefits of quitting...

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Dangerous Cycling on Merseyside
Report by Hana Kelly.

RECENTLY, many of our readers have reported that the Southport and Formby areas have seen an increase in the number of cyclists riding their bikes dangerously.  In August 2018, the Government proposed to introduce a new offense for cyclists: causing death or serious injury...

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Nursing recruitment event for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals

ON Saturday, 11 May 2019, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will be hosting another nursing recruitment event, from 11am to 3pm. This will be at Southport hospital, in the Clinical Education Centre. Roles are available for band 5 Registered Nurses or Student Nurses, soon to qualify.  Teams will be on hand to answer questions about different departments and what it is like to work here. Advice will be available about career development and training. NHS Professionals will also be on hand for anyone looking for temporary roles...

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Local Helpline needs you!

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust's Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is looking for caring and compassionate individuals who have an interest in mental health to volunteer within their busy listening service. The Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline is currently looking for people who live in Lancashire, with an FY or PR postcode, and want to make a real difference to people's lives to provide a listening ear to callers in times of need. The service is looking for individuals that can spare 4 hours a fortnight to provide a listening and...

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Brits say they don't feel like an adult until this point

THE survey of 1,124 UK adults conducted by household appliances e-tailer, AppliancesDirect.Co.UK, revealed that a staggering 73% of Brits felt that becoming a homeowner was a purchase that made them feel like they'd reached adulthood. The survey further revealed that Britons most feel like they've matured to adulthood aged 31. When respondents were asked which purchase they feel defined them as an adult, a further 41% said this was their 1st car, while 36% said it was a washing machine. 34% said the item that made them...

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Job Advert:- "Part Time Book Shop Assistant"

THE book shop:- "Great Reads, Discount Book Store" that's located on Lord Street, Southport, are looking for a shop assistant. The job involves cash handling and till service, along with helping with stock and other general shop duties. The job is minimum wage, 1 day a week between Monday to Friday and 1 day, Saturday/Sunday alternating. To apply please call into the shop on:- 281 Lord Street, Southport, alternatively emailing them a CV and 2 references via...

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St George's Day Southport District Scout Parade 2019

THE annual St George's Day Parade took place on Sunday, 28 April 2019, in Southport, from Waterside Lodge on the Marine Lake to Holy Trinity Church, on Hoghton Street. The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the Southport District turned out in full. Sadly, this...

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Maggie's introduces Sleep Management Course for people living with Cancer

MAGGIE'S, the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, have introduced a sleep management following a high demand. The course is facilitated by a psychologist and takes place Wednesday's from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Kathy Wright, Centre Head at Maggie's...

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Barnardo's Big Toddle returns to raise money for vulnerable children

IN 2018, Barnardo's annual:- 'Big Toddle' fundraiser saw thousands of under 5's take part in short, sponsored:- 'toddles' to raise money for the UK's largest children's charity, which supports more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK. The charity is once again calling for children, families and nurseries to join in the fun this summer as...

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Job creation plans grow as North West firms confidence rises

BUSINESS confidence in the North West rose 8 points during April to 20%, making it the 2nd most confident Region in the UK, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Companies in the Region report higher confidence in their own business prospects, up 3 points to 27%, and higher economic optimism, up 11 points to 13%...

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A North West Shop Worker is abused, threatened or assaulted over 20 times a year on average

SHOP Worker's Trade Union Usdaw has released shocking statistics from their annual survey which shows that on average North West shop workers were verbally abused, threatened or assaulted 24 times last year, which is nearly once a fortnight. While not all shop workers suffer to this extent, some experience much...

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Funeral Announcement

WE have been told the sad news that that Don Morgan, an Officer of the Formby Branch of the Royal British Legion, died on 20 April 2019, in Southport Hospital. His funeral will take place at 2pm, on Tuesday, 7 May 2019, at Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane, Formby.

Don was a well respected, long term and loyal RBL Officer within Formby and known by many in and around the area. He served in many roles including acting as the Poppy Day Organiser, Standard Bearer, and had been the President and Chairman, only withdrawing reluctantly, quite recently. He is survived by his wife Doris and will be sadly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. Anyone who knew him is welcome to attend and pay your last respects.

 

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